Windows 7 Thread, various windows 7 problems in Technical; Right, first problem:
When setting a desktop wallpaper via GPO the desktop is black, if i set the GPO that ...
6th November 2009, 08:03 AM #1
various windows 7 problems
Right, first problem:
When setting a desktop wallpaper via GPO the desktop is black, if i set the GPO that says "hide and disable all items on the desktop" i can see the wallpaper fine....except now i obviously have no icons
Removing the libraries folders from explorer/quick launch/desktop - registry hack
creating a mandatory profile - did "copy to" on the default user profile, copied it to a remote location, created a DFS share with read and write access for students group, logged a user on and it created a "Student.V2" folder, logged off and set all permissions to read only, edited the ntuser.dat to ntuser.man and then messed about in the registry hive
Start menu redirection, turned out to be a group policy i had set to not allow user folders
removing "network" and "favorites" section from the explorer navigation pane - both registry hacks
FIXED after alot of registry hacking
I take no credit for any of these registry hacks, one was found on here and the other two were found via google, many thanks to those people!
This hack will remove the “Network” section from windows explorer navigation pane:
This hack will remove all traces of the libraries folders:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
This hack will remove items from the Favourites section of the navigation pane(though favorites will still remain):
Delete both Attributes and PinToNameSpaceTree
Last edited by mrbios; 6th November 2009 at 09:08 PM.
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6th November 2009, 08:32 AM #2
Ah ignore problem two, i have the start menus working now, i had "remove user's folders from the start menu" enabled, now disabled and all working fine
As simple as it is the desktop wallpaper is becoming the most irritating, once i've got that sorted i have every single setting in place and ready for me to create a mandatory user profile
6th November 2009, 08:55 AM #3
try this for starters
Managing Roaming User Data Deployment Guide - Vista Horizons
I know its Vista but apparently the process is the same
Thanks to JJonas from:
mrbios (6th November 2009)
6th November 2009, 09:47 AM #4
Cheers, i seem to have created a mandatory user profile now and i think i've fixed my problem with the libraries folder by editing the settings for the registry hive in the mandatory profile
So the only problems that remain now are the desktop wallpaper not being displayed when i have desktop icons enabled and not being able to remove the "lock" and "switch user" buttons on the start menu (lock doesn't actually work but it's annoying having it there)
6th November 2009, 10:11 AM #5
I believe the group policy to disable 'switch user' is:
Computer Policy -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon "Hide entry points for Fast User Switching" option and set it to Enabled.
I will have a look at our group policy for the lock GPO.
Last edited by roty80; 6th November 2009 at 10:11 AM.
Reason: spelling mistakes
Thanks to roty80 from:
mrbios (6th November 2009)
6th November 2009, 10:31 AM #6
For students we have this group policy set:
User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Ctrl+Alt+Del ->
'Remove Lock Computer'
But I am not sure if it removes it from the start menu too
Just logged on as a test student. It doesn't remove it from the start menu but when you click it nothing happens.
Last edited by roty80; 6th November 2009 at 10:34 AM.
6th November 2009, 12:31 PM #7
couldnt you do the desktop wallpaper in the profiles registry as well?
Originally Posted by mrbios
6th November 2009, 12:53 PM #8
Well i've been looking around and microsoft actually appear to have a bug with the wallpaper GPO and recommend putting the setting in the registry, but that didn't fix it
Originally Posted by sted
6th November 2009, 01:39 PM #9
Updated my OP to show where i am now, two problems remain, does anyone have any answers to these?
I shall commence my software testing as soon as those two problems are fixed, then once i have all my software checked and i know everything is working ok i'll finally be all set for a windows server 2008R2 and windows 7 clients rollout ^_^
6th November 2009, 02:03 PM #10
I have the issue with the desktop background, I have tried the registry editing, changing the default background etc etc and nothing works as yet.
6th November 2009, 02:21 PM #11
Good to know im not the only one here that's tearing my hair out with it
Originally Posted by nephilim
Why is there no simple GPO for turning off and disabling the navigation panel? Seems silly that the simplest of things isn't included, at the moment im chopping and hacking away at the registry like some mad registry lumber jack!
6th November 2009, 04:20 PM #12
Got the background issue on a PC here today as well, I can pick a solid colour but not any wallpapers, choosing them just results in a black screen.
6th November 2009, 04:26 PM #13
Would be more useful for others if you left the original post how it was.
6th November 2009, 05:14 PM #14
Do you guys have a "default user.v2" set in netlogon, if so did you set a background in that profile?
It seems to be that that is breaking it for us, if I remove the netlogon profile and then logon with a user that's not used the machine, I can change the background to whatever I want.
6th November 2009, 08:55 PM #15
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